Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Education Conference (AECON 2017)

Utilization of Medicinal Plants In The Community of Cipatat District, Bandung Barat Regency) (Study of Health Literacy)Utilization of Medicinal Plants In The Community of Cipatat District, Bandung Barat Regency) (Study of Health Literacy)

Authors
Santi Susanti, Fitri Perdana, Rangga Saptya M.P
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Santi Susanti
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aecon-17.2017.41How to use a DOI?
Keywords
medicinal plants, first aid, health literacy, family environment, social environment, living pharmacy.
Abstract
Plants have many benefits, one of which can be used as a medicine. Utilization of plants as a herbal mecidine has been done for a long time by the people of Indonesia, especially in the rural communities, among which are the residents of Cipatat District, Bandung Barat Regency. The provision of knowledge they have, being used by Cipatat residents for utilizing herbs as a cure for various disease they have. This research seeks to reveal the utilization of plants as a herbal medicine, how people acquire knowledge about the medicinal plants, and to what extent the literacy of Cipatat District communities of medicinal plants. This research was conducted at two locations, Gunung Masigit Village and Sumur Bandung Village. Through the qualitative-phenomenology method, by collecting data through in-depth interviews, observations and literature study, the results showed that the knowledge of the villagers of Gunung Masigit and Sumur Bandung village about medicinal plants is obtained through family environment and social environment and media. Herbal medicine are used for mild diseases. However, not all residents in the Gunung Masigit and Sumur Bandung Village know the benefits of medicinal herbs. Therefore, it is necessary for the local authorities and related institutions to participate in providing knowledge about the benefits of medicinal herbs as first aid and re-promoting apotek hidup/living pharmacy through the planting of tanaman obat keluarga/family medicinal plants.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Education Conference (AECON 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-397-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aecon-17.2017.41How to use a DOI?
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